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The myth of the lost cause : why the South fought the Civil War and why the North won / Edward H. Bonekemper, III.

Bonekemper, Edward H., author. (Author).
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Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County 973.7 BON (Text) 78731000492939 New Material Available -
 In memory of Helen Lorenz: by Elizabeth & Robert Ardery [ wp 2016-07-01 @ SHCPLSC ]

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  • ISBN: 9781621574545 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xi, 366 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-352) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The myth of the lost cause -- What was the nature of slavery in 1861 and was it a dying institution? -- Was slavery the primary cause of secession and the Civil War? -- Could the South have won the Civil War? -- Was Robert E. Lee one of the greatest generals in history? -- Did James Longstreet lose the Battle of Gettysburg and thus the war? -- Did Ulysses S. Grant win the Civil War simply by brute force and superior numbers? -- Did the North win by waging "total war"? -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.: "The former Confederate states have continually mythologized the South's defeat to the North, depicting the Civil War as unnecessary, or as a fight over states' Constitutional rights, or as a David v. Goliath struggle in which the North waged 'total war' over an underdog South. In The Myth of the Lost Cause, historian Edward Bonekemper deconstructs this multi-faceted myth, revealing the truth about the war that nearly tore the nation apart 150 years ago"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Confederate States of America > Historiography.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Historiography.
Confederate States of America > History.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877).
HISTORY / Military / United States.

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